West Bay

West Bay was once called Bridport Harbour because that’s what it was.  When the railway came to Bridport in 1857, West Bay declined.  That branch railway was lost in 1975, and a group is hoping to revive it and push it on to West Bay, which surrounds an active and quite large harbour.  Recently one of the two flanking piers has been enlarged as the Jurassic Pier, with exhibits about the Jurassic Coast.